Church and State Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Church and State
This paper discusses whether Christianity is unifying or dividing.
# 136516 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (Religion) , Philosophy (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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In this article, the writer focuses on the unifying and dividing features of Christianity in history. Starting with the polytheistic Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire is then discussed. Finally, Western Europe and the Reformation started by Martin Luther is discussed. Attention is also paid to the role of the Church in governmental affairs.

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"In the Roman Empire, diverse religious practices were permitted overall providing that offerings were still made to the Roman gods of the rulers (Constitutional Rights Foundation). Since the Romans conquered many different cultures and their Empire spanned a massive land area (what covers 25 nations today), this tolerance of other traditions was optimal. Many of these different peoples were polytheistic as the Romans were and interested in preserving their individual beliefs and identity. Eventually, Christianity replaced the "pagan" Roman gods shortly before the Byzantine Empire replaced the Romans. After this, the resulting ..."

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